In today’s rapidly changing healthcare climate, we are proud of the tremendous support our growing organization has provided to individual dental practitioners, professionals related to the dental community, dentistry students, and children and adult residents of our local neighborhoods.
Florida Dental Association's Dentists' Day on the Hill—You're invited to attend Dentists' Day on the Hill every March in Tallahassee. The West Coast District Dental Association is providing a round-trip private shuttle bus from Tampa to Tallahassee free of charge and up to 3 hours of CE during your travel! Click here for more information. (This date has past, stay tuned for 2018.)
Dental Health—Our annual monetary donation to the Sarasota County Health Department provides dental care to all children and adults with minimal funds.
Young Professionals—We award monetary gifts to the two most outstanding dental program graduates of the Manatee Technical Institute and the State College of Florida.
Project Christmas Smile—SCDA member, Dr. Thomas Doan, a local dentist in Sarasota has continued to organize a day of free dental services* for people suffering from discomfort that cannot afford treatment. This is a gift offered to the community – in the spirit of the season – by several teams of dentists and their staff (identified on the flier), so that no one has to wake up with a toothache on Christmas morning.
If you are a patient hoping to be seen by a dentist and their staff, a PDF will be available in November of 2017 with a list of participating locations. You are encouraged to show up early, as it is on a first come first serve basis.
Volunteer doctors and staff should call Hayley at 941-365-4418 or email Dr. Thomas Doan's office to make arrangements for the 2017 event.
In additions to the numerous doctors and staff who volunteers, we are seeking donations of food and beverages for the volunteers on the day of Project Christmas Smile from businesses in our community.
*Due to the overwhelming need for this service in our community, we will be limiting treatment to one procedure per patient. This will enable us to help a larger number of patients. Patients will be treated on a first come, first serve basis.